September 5, 2015

Art Show, Sale Extended Thru Aug. 30

 The Oil & Water Art Exhibit and Sale has been extended to run until August 30, from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center, where the artworks of oil painter Annie Hoffman and watercolorist Larry Deeds are on display. For more information: (805) 370-2301; For directions to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Store, visit the National Park Service at … [Read More...]

TPA First Friday Film Night, Radicalized, September 4

 On Friday, September 4, Topanga Peace Alliance (TPA) will present Radicalized: The Movie at the Topanga Library. Radicalized: The Movie documents the definitive voice of a generation of radical resistance in occupied “Amerika” told through the lens of an anarchist collective in Los Angeles. Crafted from thousands of hours of footage shot from 2011 to 2015, the film is about a new season of political resistance in L.A. where ideology meets reality and … [Read More...]

TAG Presents Self-Publishing Roundtable Discussion, September 2

 Topanga Authors Group (TAG) will host a Self Publishing Roundtable featuring successful self-publishing authors Linda Ballou and Chris Harz to explore the process of publishing, promoting and supporting your book, on Wednesday, September 2, 7–9 p.m., at the Topanga Library. In 2011, one book had a lot of readers panting for more: “Fifty Shades of Grey.” What began as fan fiction written about the Twilight vampire romance nov… [Read More...]

Painting a Moment in Time: Imaginarium’s Featured Artist Wall

 In March 2015, the Imaginarium introduced a new program known as the Featured Artist Wall where, each month, an artist of distinction is selected to display a focused body of work in the gallery. Students are selected based on their effort to create a series of related pieces using mediums of their choice. The program is designed to encourage artists to follow a vein of interest and explore that interest through multiple images. [[art_grouparts… [Read More...]

Film: Hitman: Agent 47 Doesn’t Get his Man

 Seven years after first film, there is no reason for a second one. Sometimes there is dialogue that defines a film. Sadly, but accurately, “You’re dead; you just don’t know it yet” perfectly describes Hitman: Agent 47. Hitman: Agent 47 begs the question: was there a need for a second Hitman film? The original Hitman was released over seven years ago and while not a box office failure, wasn’t stro… [Read More...]

Spy Game is the Theme of the Summer Season

 After a long hiatus, spies are back and better. Overindulgent superhero films, glossy bio pics, CGI dinosaurs, and the sad Adam Sandler film all, in part, ruled the summer (and most summers) but are being met with an ever increasing backlash. Audiences don’t mind paying to watch the same thing over and over; it’s when the film laughs at, not with the audience about this fact is when there is a problem. Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World… [Read More...]

Explore a Clay Class That's Right for You this Fall

  Potter Kirsty Iredale is readying her studio for Fall Clay Classes in September for group classes to gather once again to explore the possibilities of clay. A variety of topics will give students of all ages the opportunity to learn new techniques, build upon existing skills, and explore their own artistic vision — in a fun and social setting! New groups have been added for Adults, Teens, and Elementary Kids — and a brand new Parents & Me group is … [Read More...]

TCG Presents “Confluence: A Gathering of Three Artists,” through October 30

 Topanga Canyon Gallery (TCG) hosts “Confluence: A Gathering of Three Artists,” from September 9–October 3. On display will be glasswork by Zoe Topsfield, paintings by Debbi Green and ceramics by Rebecca Catterall. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, September 12, 4 –7 p.m. Zoe Topsfield—As a recent member of the gallery, Zoe does exquisite, complicated work in glass. Originally from the UK, she also works at the Glass Studio i… [Read More...]